New professional association launch team needs volunteers

Colleagues:  At next week’s National Communication Association convention in San Francisco CA, we are holding a forum to discuss the launch of a new international professional association dedicated to environmental communication (http://indications.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/proposed-international-environmental-communication-association-strategic-planning-document/ ).  We’ve established a timeline for implementation by mid-year 2011.

We are looking for volunteers to help with four working groups that will lead the launch effort:

*Financial (incorporation, revenue sources, seed money)

*Organizational (finalizing name, mission statement, organizational structure and by-laws)

*Membership/outreach (disseminating information about the new association to academic and non-academic audiences around the world; finding ways to maximize value of the new association)

*Web site/elections (establishing a web home and identity; setting up and conducting electronic elections in Spring 2011)

If you are interested in helping with any of these working groups, and especially in chairing or co-chairing one of the groups, please contact me at depoesp@ucmail.uc.edu.  The working groups will begin their efforts in the next few weeks.

Exciting times ahead for environmental communication!

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About Steve Depoe

Professor, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati, USA Editor, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture (www.informaworld.com/renc)
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